Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to composer John Williams


RHINEBECK, NY – Honoring American composer John Williams, the NDSO will perform some of William’s most popular and memorable movie soundtracks including Star Wars, Jaws, Catch Me If You Can and Harry Potter. The orchestra will be accompanied by guest performer, saxophonist Christopher Brellochs. The concert will be held on Saturday, June 16th at 7:30 pm

at the Rhinebeck High School Auditorium in Rhinebeck, NY. This will be the last concert for the 2017-2018 season.

Cristopher Brellochs has performed in Paris, Germany and throughout the United States from Carnegie Hall in New York City to the International Saxophone Symposium in Winchester, Virginia. Brellochs’ recordings include Quiet City (2011) which has received radio play on National Public Radio. Brellochs is Chair of the Music Program at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, New York where he conducts the Mid-Hudson Community Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble, and typically teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills, and History of Music.

Christopher Brellochs commented, “I got frostbite as a kid because of John Williams; I would get distracted and stay outside building snow forts while singing his music to ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ As an adult, I loved the playful use of the saxophone to create a sense of adventure and nostalgia in ‘Catch Me If You Can.’”

Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information or to buy tickets for the concert, go to or call 845-635-0877. The Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra was formed in 2006 to bring live orchestral music to northern Dutchess County and the surrounding Hudson Valley area. Now in its twelfth season, the orchestra offers the best possible live performances of classical music at family-affordable prices. Since the beginning, the orchestra has been conducted by Kathleen Beckmann who also serves as artistic director.

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